Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, Florida
4-year Private university


Jacksonville University is a private institution established in 1934 with suburban setting located at Jacksonville. It is ranked 36 in Regional Universities South in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,563. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#36 in Regional Universities South
Location Jacksonville, Florida
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1934
Selectivity Low
Size Small
2,563 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Health Professions
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Transportation And Materials Moving
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $36,670
Outstate Tuition Fee $36,670
Room and Board Fees $16,185
$59,879 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


58% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$30 Application Fee
3.7 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

79 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, PTE, ESL Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

attended a high school, college, or university where English is the principal language of instruction for at least two years or SAT ERBW score greater than 500 or ACT English section score greater than 21

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$35,902 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$34,192 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $63,571
69% Students with need received Financial Aid
18.8% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority deadline March 31
Forms to be submitted FAFSA, Institution's own financial aid form

Merit Scholarships

Legacy Scholarship
Total Worth $1,000 per year
Eligibility Incoming freshmen of exceptional academic potential who have been fully accepted for admission and nominated for Honors participation
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship
Total Worth Tuition, double room (does not include Oak Hall), a full meal plan, and books
Details Jacksonville University partners with the City of Jacksonville and the Duval County Public Schools to fund up to three (3) full JU scholarships per year. To be eligible, students must be attending a Duval County public high school, qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program and be accepted to the University. The students must apply to the Jacksonville Commitment directly as well as submit an additional essay to Jacksonville University.
Athletic Grants-in-Aid
Total Worth --
Details Jacksonville University offers full and partial grants based upon participation in intercollegiate athletics. The decision to offer athletically related institutional financial aid is made by the athletic director and appropriate head coach. All athletically related financial aid is administered in strict accordance with applicable federal, state, NCAA, conference and institutional requirements. Total aid awarded to athletes may not exceed institutional direct cost limits and/or NCAA limits as defined by NCAA By-law 15.1.


2,563 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
71% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
43% Students graduate within 6 years